March 2008- Westport, CT, USA The Mature Markets Institute, along with The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) and the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University released Broken Trust: Elders, Family, and Finances, a major report on financial abuse of Elders in the United States. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Research’
1 March 2009- Iraq The Times Online is reporting that 3-year-old Shams Kareem, known as the blind angel, will be coming to the United Kingdom sometime in the next few weeks to get treatment for the injuries that destroyed one eye and damaged the other in a result of an Al-Qaeda car bombing in Baghdad. (more…)
2008 – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Kay Wagner’s 2008 “Nursing Homes’ Organizational Factors and Resident Mistreatment” is a PhD Thesis and an important piece of research. While the focus is on nursing homes, the research has braoder implications for all kinds of residential care. (more…)
15 February 2009 – e-bay Because some icad readers have asked how to obtain a copy of my book Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities, and I have no more copies available, I will let icad readers know anytime that I know that a copy is up for sale or auction. I have no connection with the seller, and don’t profit from this sale, nor can I vouch for the seller. I am simply letting people know that a copy is currently advertised on e-bay. (more…)
10 February 2008 – Edmonton Alberta- Research Summary: This entry summarizes the findings of research on the relationship between intellectual disability and child abuse. Although there have been numerous studies that have attempted to determine if there is a relationship between the presence intellectual disabilities and the incidence of child abuse, this icad entry is focussed on a few major studies.
Before discussing these studies, it is important to consider that there have been a large number of small-scale studies with less design limitations. While there are limits on what can be gleaned from these studies, collectively these studies have value. They have overwhelmingly pointed in the same direction, suggesting that there is some strong relationship. Thee studies have been very useful in sounding the alarm, and the researchers should be commended for these efforts. (more…)
This post lists 15 studies on the relationship between abuse and disability that were published in 2008 and 2009. A brief description of each study is reported.
1. Domestic violence and women with disabilities: locating the issue on the periphery of social movements Author(s): Nixon J Source: DISABILITY & SOCIETY Volume: 24 Issue: 1 Pages: 77-89 Published: 2009 This is a review paper that discusses the reasons that intimate partner violence against women with disabilities has received only minimal attention. It suggests that compound oppression may be an important reason for the limited attention given this issue….. (more…)
23 January 2009 – London, England, United Kingdom Dr Claudia Cooper, of Department of Mental Health Sciences at University College London is the lead researcher on a study of 220 family caregivers of elders with dementia that was published in the British Medical Journal and reported in the Telegraph. The study produced some interesting figures on the frequency of abuse. (more…)
8 October 2008 – Oregon, USA An article published in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal raises serious issues regarding inadequate safeguards in Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law. The researchers assessed 58 individuals who had requested assisted suicide for clinical depression and anxiety. (more…)